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Address: Halsema Highway, Kabayan, Luzon, Philippines

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Our driver, victor Valderrama, arranged our visit with the keyholder of the caves and drove us all the way up the hill where the keyholder was waiting. We paid 30peso each as... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed May 6, 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 30, 2016

Kabayan: a small, but very special village in Luzon's Cordilleras. Kabayan is the starting point for hikes to Mt Pulag and has plenty of other trails. It's also famous for the superbly preserved mummies buried in caves surrounding the village. The Timbac Caves trek involves climbing 1300m altitude from 1100m-2400m; it was an effort, but well worth it for two... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 6, 2016 via mobile

Our driver, victor Valderrama, arranged our visit with the keyholder of the caves and drove us all the way up the hill where the keyholder was waiting. We paid 30peso each as tourist fee and 300peso for the keyholder to guide us. To reach the 2 caves with mummies from the tourist registration "office", you have to walk down steep... More 

Thank Axel V
Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 19, 2016

The mummies here are done in a completly different way to the mummies in Egypt so it was interesting to hear of this different way. For example these mummies still have their organs. You can also still see the tattoos on the mummies which is amazing when you consider how old they are

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Ljubljana, Slovenia
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 31, 2015

We went to the caves from Kabayan with a guide from there. It was Riccy (maybe spelled Ricy or Riky) with whom we arranged the trip and Roman who guided us. In the end, Roman was charging us more than we had agreed upon with Riccy (2000 PHP instead of 1500 PHP). So be careful and try to get it... More 

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Kalinga Province, Philippines
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 10, 2015

One of the best places I visited in the Philippines. It's one of the best because of the presence of the Philippine mummies known as fire mummies. You have to hire a local tourist guide so that you can ask questions about how their forefathers did the mummification. It's worth the hike. But I cautiously warn those who are not... More 

Thank Gore S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 2, 2014

The best-preserved mummies are at Timbac Caves. Mt. Timbac is aout 1200m above Kabayan proper, accessible by van or hike. The road is very narrow when going up the mountain. There is a small parking lot area on the top where you can leave your car. You also need to look for the guides or locals who can bring you... More 

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